By Riley Zayas
Texas men’s basketball head coach Shaka Smart has to be feeling confident in the state of squad and the state of his job security 10 games in to the 2019-20 season. Why wouldn’t he? His team is on a roll, riding a five-game win streak, and off to the best start in the Smart era. For all those doubters at the beginning of the season, those who labeled him as a coach “on the hot seat” and predicted a demise this season, Smart has done just about everything he can to prove them wrong. He has silenced their insults, and now prepares to take his team to the great northeast — Providence, Rhode Island, to be exact — where the Longhorns will seek their fourth win over a Power Five program.
The Longhorns and